Let the real games begin
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Nick: Thank you so much for the mailbag. I look forward to reading it every week. As for the Pats, I understand letting JR go, he's been injured and other than his three catches in the Superbowl he hasn't really contributed to the Patriots on the field. But now that he is gone and Womack is gone do you think they will pursue a featured back or will they wait till next year and address RB in the draft? Thanks...
-- Peter Fleming, Durham, NC
A: They have no choice but to wait until next year. They're going with Smith and Faulk and hope Cloud comes back strong after serving his suspension. They may scroll the waiver wire to see if there's a back who was cut. But I get the feeling they'll draft someone. I wouldn't rule out Maurice Clarett.
Do you know when Michael holley's book on last season's Patriot's is coming out? This will be a must read for any serious Pat's fan considering how liitle info we get from Belichik. Thanks!
-- Jerry Cohen, Ny, Ny
A: I know he's working on it, but I don't know the ETA.
Hi, Nick. First of all, I want to thank you for finally admitting to all Patriots fans that we kept the right QB. Now you didn't necessarily come out and say "I was wrong about Brady", that would hurt the pride and ego a little, but you came forth and started writing positive articles about Brady which was the way you decided to handle your error. I like the approach, you're a smart man, now that is something that we will hardly see from Mr. Borges, because ole Ronnie has too much pride to do that. Sunday's globe column was interesting. I did a quick scan of the Pro Football piece, hoping to see something positive about Brady and the wonderful pre-season he's having and I saw nothing, nada, zilch.....Ah Ronnie, you're a sly one, but you have to follow Nick's approach, you will win back your old fans, that you lost by the way. You don't have to say "I was wrong" I know that's hard and the pride would take a hit. Work it like Nick, and gradually ease yourself back in with some good positive Brady pieces. So my question, Nick, is this and it's really for both you and Ron and it's simple. Nick Carfado and Ron Borges, would you rather have Tom Brady or Drew Bledsoe right now as a starting QB for your football team?
-- Ron, Billerica
A: Really old topic. I wondered if this was a question that came from the archive two years ago, but I guess its recent. Like I've said for two years now, Brady was the right guy for this team. Continued...